Lara E. Braitstein

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism

Contact Information
Address: 

Birks Building
3520 University Street
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2A7, Canada

Phone: 
514-398-6027
Fax number: 
514-398-6665
Email address: 
lara.braitstein [at] mcgill.ca
Degree(s): 

M.A., Ph.D. (McGill)

Specialization: 

Mahayana & Vajrayana Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist Hagiography, and Tibetan/Himalayan Buddhist literature and historiography

Courses: 
  • RELG 264 Introductory Tibetan 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • RELG 342 Theravada Buddhist Literature 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • RELG 344 Mahayana Buddhism 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • RELG 369 Tibetan Buddhism 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • RELG 453 Vajrayana Buddhism 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • RELG 464 Advanced Tibetan 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • RELG 558 Indian Tantric Traditions 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • RELG 560 Buddhist Poetry 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Current research: 
  • Recovering the Red Crown: a study of the 10th Shamarpa Chodrup Gyatso (SSHRC funded)
Selected publications: 
  • The Adamantine Songs (Vajragiti): Study, Translation, and Tibetan Critical Edition. American Institute of Buddhist Studies, Columbia University Press (2015)
  • The Path to Awakening, translated and edited by Lara Braitstein (Motilal Banarsidass 2009; Delphinium Books 2014)